Dancer Biographies

Katherine Bolaños

sponsored by Barbara Gold

Katherine Bolaños, a native of Oklahoma City, is in her fifteenth season with ASFB. Katherine began her professional career with Ballet Oklahoma where she remained for seven years performing mostly classical roles. As a guest artist with the Los Angeles Ballet Ensemble, she toured extensively in Taiwan and China.

“I love the partnering in contemporary work and moving in a way that’s very slow, expressive, and creature-like. I enjoy rehearsing in the studio as much as performing on stage. The studio gives the freedom to grow artistically. On stage I feel like I’m in a different world.”

Sadie Brown

sponsored by Jessica and John Fullerton

Sadie Brown, now in her seventh season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, began to dance in her hometown of Evansville, Indiana. She also studied at the Boston Ballet School, The Harid Conservatory, and the Walton School for Girls in Grantham, England. Sadie performed for three seasons with the Grand Rapids Ballet and as a guest artist with Evansville Dance Theater, Evansville Ballet, and Michigan Classic Ballet. Her guesting with Ballet Bratislava took her to Slovakia and Austria.

“Dance allows me to explore emotions on such deep levels. When it's time to perform, all those emotions come out. There is no better feeling than to have such free expression.”

Jenelle Figgins

sponsored by Esther Pearlstone

Jenelle Figgins a Washington D.C. native, began training at the historic Jones-Haywood School of Ballet and Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She then won a full scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Kennedy Center residency. After earning a B.F.A. with honors from SUNY Purchase, she attended Springboard Danse Montreal. Jenelle is a 2014 recipient of the Princess Grace Award. Previously with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jenelle is now in her fourth season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

“I want to continue to learn by pairing movement with aspects of humanity. There is so much self-discovery in collaboration – and being part of a creation process makes me happy.”

Seia Rassenti Watson

sponsored by Bobette and Jay Lerner

Seia Rassenti danced with Flamenco Y Mas as a youngster in Arizona, then trained in classical ballet with Linda Walker at the Tucson Regional Ballet. After graduating from the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC, she danced with North Carolina Dance Theater where she worked with Dwight Rhoden. Seia is in her tenth season with ASFB.

“I feel most comfortable in the contemporary mode. I trained classically because I knew it would help me become a better dancer. But I really love the freedom and personal expression of the work we do here. I found my niche.”

Austin Reynolds

sponsored by Judith Zee Steinberg and Paul Hoenmanns

Austin Joseph Reynolds from Detroit, Michigan, is in his second season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet after studying at Interlochen Arts Academy, Springboard Danse Montreal, and The Juilliard School. He has had the pleasure of performing the repertoire of Jiří Kylián, Alexander Ekman, and Ohad Naharin, as well as in new creations by Jennifer McQuiston Lott, Stephan Laks, Matthew Neenan, and Zvi Gotheiner.

“I am grateful to join a company that commissions new work and, with that, I am excited to make new discoveries alongside this inspiring group of individuals.”

Evan Supple

sponsored by Sherry and Eddie Wachs

Evan Supple, a native of Toronto, Ontario, trained at Elite Danceworx before moving on to earn a B.F.A. from Marymount Manhattan College, Class of 2016. While at Marymount, he danced in works by Dwight Rhoden, Paul Taylor, Aszure Barton, Desmond Richardson, and Alexandra Damiani. He also toured internationally as a member of the Nikolais-Louis Dance Theatre in 2013. Additionally, Evan was featured soloist in the closing ceremony of the 2015 Pan-Am Games. He spent summers with Complexions, Canada's National Ballet School, and Springboard Danse Montreal. This is Evan’s third season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Anthony Tiedeman

sponsored by Maja and Nic DuBrul

Anthony Tiedeman, a graduate of The Juilliard School, brings to Aspen Santa Fe Ballet his exposure to works by master choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, and José Limón. Training in Lar Lubovitch’s choreography led Anthony to join Lar Lubovitch Dance Company for its Fall 2014 Joyce Theater season. A New Jersey native, Anthony has traveled abroad for summer intensives at Springboard Danse Montreal and Nederlands Dans Theater. This is Anthony’s fourth season with ASFB.

“When I first saw Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at the Joyce, I was blown away by the intense physicality and strong, yet beautiful, technique. It’s a balance I try to bring to my own dancing.”

Pete Leo Walker

sponsored by Soledad and Bob Hurst

Pete Leo Walker, is in his fourth season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet following five seasons with Charlotte Ballet, where he performed a diverse repertoire of neoclassical and contemporary works. A native of Jacksonville, FL, Pete began training at Dansations Performing Arts Center and continued at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. Pete is a 2011 recipient of the Princess Grace Award. In 2013 he was featured as one of Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch.”

“My mom was a part of the Rock Steady Crew in Brooklyn. She taught me to pop and lock, so contemporary classical ballet is the closest to my heart—with a technical element.”

Joseph Watson II

sponsored by Jessica and John Fullerton

Joseph Watson II, now in his tenth season with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, began formal dance training at TWIGS (To Work In Gaining Skills), a respected after-school program in his home town of Baltimore. After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts, Joseph attended The Juilliard School, earning his BFA in dance. He was a member of North Carolina Dance Theatre prior to joining ASFB.

“I try not to overthink a performance. I just tell myself that I’m about to go on stage to do what I love. I love the zen feeling I get when I’m out there.”

Jenny Winton

sponsored by Ruth Carver

Jenny Winton, in her first season Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, began ballet at the San Francisco Ballet School and trained there on full scholarship, performing featured children’s roles throughout the years. In 2008 she was invited to join the second company of the Pennsylvania Ballet and, in 2009, she joined The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, where she danced for five years. After competing as a Senior Soloist in the 2014 International Ballet Competition at Jackson, MS, Jenny then shifted gears to tour the country for two years performing the role of Penny in Dirty Dancing. Jenny’s work ranges from dance to theater to television, including a co-starring role in the first season of CBS’ BULL.

“Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s repertoire has so much integrity and range that I knew it would allow me to use all of my tools, from theater to ballet.”

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